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Puerto Rico / Hurricane Maria / La Perla #1117403

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Oct 19, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The meeting of President Trump with the governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rossello, about the aftermath of Hurricane Maria introduced. [TRUMP - gives himself a "10."] Some statistics on the situation in Puerto Rico on power, water, gasoline, food, water noted. [TRUMP, ROSSELLO - talk about the administration response to the disaster.] Another example of Trump soliciting compliments from his cabinet officials shown. [TRUMP - says the Clinton FEMA guy gave us an A+.] What Clinton-era FEMA director James Lee Witt actually said before Hurricane Maria noted.

(San Juan: Bill Weir) A look at a rough side of town in Puerto Rico that became a tourist destination after the popular music video "Despacito††" & efforts to restore power featured; scenes shown from La Perla†† after Hurricane Maria: the powerless hospital, people getting a bag of ice, the devastated power system. [Whitefish Energy Holdings CEO Andrew TECHMANSKI†- says we got the government contract: a risk & a mission for us.] What people on the ground are saying about Trump relief effort discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Weir, Bill

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